Alumni Directory

Au, Darin G. T.

MM, 1996

Guitarist and composer; currently Academy Music Department Head at Punahou School (Honolulu, HI).

Email: darin [at]

Au, Siu Ming Stefan

MM, 1994  •  DMA, 1998  •  MME, 1999

Senior Teaching Fellow in the Division of Music at The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Email: stefanau [at]

Austin, Larry

BM (Music Education), 1951  •  MM (Music Theory), 1952

(1930-2018) Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas (1978-96); pioneering composer of experimental and computer music. Distinguished UNT Alumnus, 1968; UNT College of Music Alumni Appreciation Award, 2007.

Ayres, Ryan

BM (Composition & Theory), 2016

MM in Composition from Peabody Conservatory. Freelance composer and engraver in the San Francisco Bay area.

Email: ayrescomposition [at]
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Baca, Daniel

BM, 2002

Baczewski, Philip

BM, 1978  •  MM, 1979  •  DMA, 1989

Director of Academic Computing and User Services, University of North Texas Computing and Information Technology Center.

Email: Philip.Baczewski [at]

Bailo, Brandon

BM, 2000

Email: brandonium77 [at]

Balentine, Bruce

BM, 1971  •  MM, 1975

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Integration Group; author of the industry best-seller How to Build a Speech Recognition Application, which is considered the definitive style guide for human factors design in interactive voice response (IVR).

Bales, Kenton

MM, 1977  •  DMA, 1980

Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Email: kbales [at]

Ball, Jeanette

BM, 1945  •  MM, 1946

Director of Senior Adult Activities at St. John's United Methodist Church (Austin, TX).

Email: jeanette.ball [at]
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Bardin, Charles

MM, 1983

Barragan, Jorge

BM, 1997

Barrera, Joe Oscar, Jr.

BM, 1974  •  MM, 1976

Film and television composer based in Glendale, California. Instructor at Citrus College Recording Arts Department (2000 – present); former Instructor of Music Business at Grammy Camp (2005) and Instructor of Music at Pasadena City College (1999-2000).

Email: barscoring [at]

Barrow, Arthur

BM, 1975

Freelance composer, performer, and producer based in Los Angeles; former bassist for Frank Zappa (1978-80). Recently featured in the Winter 2007 issue of The North Texan alumni magazine.

Email: bigear [at]

Bautista, Gabriel

BM, 2010

Currently composing, teaching, and recording in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area.

Email: gsoundstudio [at]

Baylock, Alan

MM (Jazz Studies; related field in Composition), 1994

Composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist, and educator, currently on the faculty of UNT, where he directs the One O'Clock Lab Band. Founder and leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, his works have been performed by such notable musicians as Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Spyro Gyra, and many others.

Email: alan.baylock [at]

Beard, Timothy

BM, 1983

Graduate studies in computer science, subsequent work in software development; currently Pastor of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Bible Church (Roswell, GA).

Email: tim.beard [at]

Beasley, Lida Oliver

BM, 1956

Master's degree from University of Illinois; retired Professor of Music at Santa Monica College, where she was founding conductor of the SMC Symphony Orchestra.

Bejo, Ermir

PhD, 2017

Freelance composer and Audio Reinforcement Specialist at UNT; formerly taught at the Art Institute of Dallas.

Email: 2ermir [at]

Belden, George

DMA, 1976

Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Email: gbelden [at]